Extended opening hours at the Police Museum in summer

Publication date 19.5.2023 13.57
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Have you already made your holiday plans for the summer? Would you be interested in exploring the world of art forgeries or try out your skills as a criminal investigator? Welcome to the Police Museum in Tampere!

The Police Museum will be open longer than usual on weekdays during the summer. From 6 June to 4 August 2023, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, and from 12 noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

There will be two exhibitions on display. The permanent exhibition ‘The Police is Here!’ describes the history of the police in Finland from the Middle Ages to the present day. The exhibition provides information about witch hunts, homicide, State treason and cybercrime, for example. The temporary exhibition titled ‘The coloured truth – Art crime in Finland’ presents the key incidents of art crime committed in Finland and the related investigations by the police.

“The Police Museum offers things to see and experience for the whole family. For example, you can take a seat in a police van, try to solve a case of breaking into a safe and watch police-themed films. In the children’s own section, the Pokela police station, young museum visitors can wear police overalls,” says Curator Maritta Jokiniemi.

Entry to the Police Museum is free of charge. All texts in the exhibitions are available in Finnish, Swedish and English.